Summary: FOR INTERNATIONAL AND U.S TRAVEL
Emergency Travel Assistance Program
An Important Travel Benefit for University of Minnesota Students
None of us plan to become ill or injured; in fact, most of us work diligently to protect our health and safety. We
exercise, we eat well, we fasten seat belts while driving, we lock doors, and we select our family physicians
carefully. However, for the business or leisure traveler the security and comforts of home can seem a world away
when illness or injury does occur. For family members, there is perhaps no more worrisome situation than a
husband or wife, son or daughter, mother or father who is seriously ill or whose safety is in jeopardy far from home.
At MEDEX, we understand those concerns. We bring a unique combination of experience, skill, care and empathy
to ensure that your needs are met from the first call to our 24 hour Emergency Response Center to their safe return
University of Minnesota students and their dependents traveling 100 or more miles away from home and outside of
their home country, have emergency medical, travel, and personal security assistance 24 hours a day, anywhere in
the world, through MEDEX, a leading provider of international travel assistance services.
How to use the Travel Assistance Services
1. If you have a medical, travel or security related problem, call MEDEX. Printed on your ID card
are the phone numbers for the worldwide MEDEX network. Call the toll-free number for the
country you are in. If you are in a country not listed, call the Baltimore, Maryland, Emergency
Response Center collect (1-410-453-6330).
2. If the condition is a medical emergency, you should immediately go to the nearest physician